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  October 27, 2009

The Goodwins Latest Single Still Gaining Ground
Poca, WV (October 27, 2009) The Goodwins latest single is still catching the attention of radio & fans across the country.  The song titled, "Jesus Died Like A Man" has been on The Gospel Music Times chart for 6 months & initially debuted at #1 within it's first month of release!  It held that position for 4 consecutive weeks & continues to remain on the chart.  It also came in at #77 on The Christian Voice Top 100 chart (November 2009) & is rapidly gaining ground there as well.

The song was written by lead singer/songwriter, Martha (Goodwin) Drake.  Martha is an accomplished songwriter credited with writing songs like "That's My Boy", "Amen Corner", "24/7" & many others.

In addition to being released on The Eddie Crook CD for Radio vol. 2009-03 (cut #5), the song was also released on Radioactive Airplay (


  July 31, 2009

New Singer
The Goodwins are pleased & very excited to announce that a 3rd generation has been added to the group!  The latest addition to the group is none other than 4 year old Katie Drake, daughter of lead singer, Martha Drake.  Katie is no stranger to the stage & rivals her Momma's singing ability!  With John Goodwin, his daughter Martha Drake & now her daughter Katie Drake bringing additional vocals to the group, The Goodwins really are Southern Gospel....FAMILY STYLE!


  June 2, 2009

Goodwins Scores First #1
Nashville, TN (6/2/2009)

The Goodwins have scored their first #1 song with, “Jesus Died Like A Man.”  The recently released song is gaining a huge amount of airplay nationwide on both traditional radio stations as well as Internet stations.

The writer of the song, Martha Drake of the Goodwins, had this to say concerning the song hitting the number one spot on the fan voted, Gospel Music Times chart: “Once this song was mailed, we have been working the phones and email very hard wanting to get the message this song carries out to as many people as possible.  We would like to thank everyone that took their time to vote for this song at the Gospel Music Times website.”


  May 22, 2009

Goodwins' Latest Radio Single Ships
The latest radio single from The Goodwins shipped to radio this week.  Written by founding group member Martha Drake, the song is titled "Jesus Died Like A Man."  According to Martha, "I have had more positive comments from our fans about this particular song than any other on the Reflections CD and it is quickly becoming one of our most requested songs from this project."  This is the second release from the group's Reflections album.


  April 16, 2009

24/7 is racing up the charts!
The Goodwins are excited to announce that their latest single came in at #26 in February 2009 on The Gospel Music Times Top 40 Chart.  The Goodwins are flattered & excited about the news since this chart is the only Southern Gospel Chart in the industry that is 100% FAN voted!  They want to thank all the fans who made this possible & ask everyone to be listening for their next single, "Jesus Died Like A Man" coming to radio in June 2009!


  December 22, 2008

The Latest Radio release from The Goodwins has arrived!
The Goodwins are very excited to announce that their latest single "24/7" is now at your local Southern Gospel Radio station.  This song was written by lead singer, Martha Drake. Listen for & please call in & request this great new, upbeat song from The Goodwins today!

It can be found by your DJ on the Eddie Crook CD for Radio Vol. 2008-08 cut #4 and the DJ Man radio hits CD Vol. 29, cut #6.

24/7 Update!
We have just been informed that "24/7" came in at #65 for The Singing News Top New Releases for the month of February! This couldn't have come at a better time for The Goodwins.  What an awesome Christmas present!


  October 24, 2008

The Latest CD release from The Goodwins has arrived!
The Goodwins are very excited to announce that their newest CD "Reflections" has arrived!  This long anticipated new release is now available for purchase in our online store.  Their first radio single from this CD, entitled "24/7" will be released to radio in mid-November, 2008.  Be listening for The Goodwins and "24/7" on your local radio station!


  October 7, 2008

CD Release Concert
The Goodwins would like to invite everyone to attend their CD Release Concert Celebration/Benefit for Baby Darby, on Saturday, October 25th 2008.  The event will take place at Maranatha Fellowship Church in the Family Life Center, 2910 Kanawha Terrace, St Albans, WV.  It will run from 12pm-5pm in the afternoon with Genesis (Chas WV), Jamie Tolley (Chas WV), The Jay Humphreys Trio (Chas WV) & Rhonda Pauley (Chas WV).  There will be a one hour dinner break & the concert will continue from 6pm-10pm with The Concords (OH), The Songsmen & Linda (Chas WV), The Goodwins (Poca, WV) & nationally acclaimed artists, The Paynes (Cleveland, OH).

All proceeds from the event will go towards the Baby Darby fund. This baby is a 7 month old boy with serious medical needs that the family financially bore the burden alone for until now. Insurance does not cover the type of treatment that is required for the serious infection & back injury that the child has, & the family is in desperate need of financial assistance to continue treating this beautiful baby.  Concessions will be available from 12pm-4pm & a Spaghetti Dinner will be available from 4pm-9pm. Free Admission...Everyone welcome!  For more information, contact Lane Hively at the church office, (304) 722-6271 or Martha Drake (304) 776-2249.


  October 6, 2008

Introducing Our Brand New Website

The Goodwins are very excited to unveil their brand new website.  We teamed up with BB Web Designs recently in an attempt to update our current site & present a more professional, easier to navigate site.  We are very pleased with the results!  This new site provides sound clips from our recordings, along with group biographies, access to press materials, photos etc.  This site will make it much easier to keep our fans informed of our schedule & latest news.  It will be updated & improved in many ways over the next few weeks, so be sure to visit often for more info on The Goodwins and their ministry.


  September 26, 2008

Brand New Project!
The Goodwins are very excited to announce the upcoming release of their latest project "Reflections".  This project from MorningStar Signature contains all original material from the pens of Martha (Goodwin) Drake, two of which were co-written with group member, Melinda Standiford.

The project contains a wide variety of diverse musical styles which has become a trademark of The Goodwins music.  It ranges from country gospel with "The Quiet Stillness", to modern Southern Gospel, with songs like "Jesus Died Like A Man" & "Heart Of The King". The "jazz" feel of "24/7" will definitely be a favorite for more contemporary Southern Gospel fans.

Melinda is featured on a lovely song called "The Mirror", which she co-wrote with Martha.  This beautiful song was the inspiration for the title of the project.  Other songs on this project include, "Stand Back", "Hallelujah Side", "Turn To The Cross" "One More Song Of Praise" and "Believe It Or Not".  This project is the first with The Goodwins newest group member, Melinda, and is certain to be a favorite of current and future fans alike.

The first single from this project will be released sometime around December 2008.  Be listening for The Goodwins on your local radio station & show your support for their ministry by requesting their music.  Pre-order your copy of "Reflections" today!  The street date for this project is late October 2008.



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